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NHELP or NHINDER? The National Health Law Program lobbies for coercion
Recycled screed The lobby published a propaganda pamphlet back in 2006, and has dusted it off for another airing. The pamphlet makes contradictory assertions and calls them "principles." Two examples suffice to expose the perfidy.
Principle 3 The responsibility to fund language services for LEP individuals in health care settings is a societal one that cannot fairly be visited upon any one segment of the public health or health care community.
Principle 4 Federal, state and local governments and health care insurers should establish and fund mechanisms through which appropriate language services are available where and when they are needed.
In plain English Principle 3 implies that no one category of persons should be forced to come up with the money this lobby wants transferred.
Principle 4 flatly states that governments, because of their power to coerce, must rob taxpayers for these transfer payments from producers to nonproducers.
Contradiction Principle 4 contradicts Principle 3 by insisting that the producer "segment" (taxpayers) be robbed by politicians and their agents to pay for services rendered to nonproducers. It is a welfare-state enactment imitating those imposed in National Socialist Germany and Soviet Socialist Russia.
What about insurers? They too crowd each other at the trough of transfer payments. The People's State of Massachussetts, for instance, requires all residents to buy medical insurance. Foreigners, excuse me, LEPs may be questioned at immigration hearings to determine if they have obeyed this state law.
Virginia bans the bloodsuckers In March, 2010, the Virginha House and Senate voted a law:
"No resident of this Commonwealth, regardless of whether he has or is eligible for health insurance coverage under any policy or program provided by or through his employer, or a plan sponsored by the Commonwealth or the federal government, shall be required to obtain or maintain a policy of individual insurance coverage."
This makes it illegal for influence-peddling politicians to force citizens to buy health insurance. It is a good law because it reduces coercion, thereby increasing freedom.
What can one person do? Understand the facts, to begin with, and contact the list of dupes (see their list of benefactors) to stop paying money to support these predatory lobbyists. Voting libertarian is another option.
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